65 Ocean St, Woollahra, NSW
(02) 8388 8688
Cuisine Modern Australian
WINE LIST Brittany Villafane
WINES ON LIST 87 (25 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$
Creating a brilliant list is all about choices. Presentation is immaculate. Chiswick’s begins with a bow to the seasons and presents a dozen or so carefully thought-out seasonal aperitifs, cocktails and iced sodas and teas; four deft and precisely-wrought specialty Australian gins and a small beer list. By the glass, the list balances local and international, old favourites and emerging talents, and a significant range of styles.
Bubblies cover the range from pétillant-naturel, through to prosecco, moscato, Aussie fizz and Champagne. The structure is different from many other lists (divided into Mineral & Focused Whites, Alternative & Esoteric Whites...), yet thought-provoking and well-executed. The choice of specific labels is all encompassing, covering every Australian state, the new and the established – Sami Odi and Hentley Farm shiraz, Best’s pinot meunier, Timo Mayer nebbiolo and Quealy’s friulano. Bold decisions abound: Tapanappa Tiers is there, but it’s the 2007 Chardonnay by the glass. There’s just as much thought behind the international collection. It’s a great list.